Music Articles

Every week, our writers take an in‐depth look at an artist, program or topic of interest to us. Spend some time with this week's classical music feature, or scroll through the extensive SFCV archive for insights in many music topics.


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March 29, 2019

Jennifer Koh, Rachel Barton Pine, and Hugh Marsh tap into fresh founts of inspiration ranging from rural blues to electronic processing.

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March 1, 2019

The portrait of a veteran saxophonist, still at large.

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March 1, 2019

Our jazz picks this month focus on shows featuring lyrics and verse.

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February 26, 2019

Berlioz’s mammoth work has undergone something of a revival. Singers Brandon Jovanovich and Christian Van Horn share their experiences from three recent productions.

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February 19, 2019

The history of French opera begins not in Paris but at that infamous royal residence.

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February 14, 2019

The company’s artistic director is keeping with the times.

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February 12, 2019

An 80-minute Idomeneo brings the question to the fore.

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February 11, 2019

The late jazz singer was a powerful creative force in the Bay Area scene.

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February 1, 2019

From Nigerian Afrobeat to an Art Blakey tribute, SFCV’s monthly jazz picks offer something for everyone.

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February 1, 2019

Multiconcert residencies at key Bay Area venues allow artists to stretch beyond the boundaries of one-off performances.

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